The cruel trophy hunter boasts of his killings. He is believed to have mercilessly shot 5,000 elephants, 800 buffalo, 60 lions, 50 hippos and 40 leopards over decades of hunting.
LATIFA YEDROUDJ: ‘Ron Thomson from Zimbabwe is believed to have mercilessly shot 5,000 elephants, 800 buffalo, 60 lions, 50 hippos and 40 leopards over decades of hunting. The cruel trophy hunter boasts of his killings on his website, where he wrote of spending 25,000 hours pursuing animals. However, Mr Thomson claimed he was not hunting animals for sport but argued his job was part of a “major population reduction” project. Animal rights campaigners have lashed out at the hunter insisting many use “management culling” as an excuse to practise the cruel sport. A report by the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting branded Mr Thomson as one of the world’s most prolific hunters.
Despite the backlash, Mr Thomson said he was “unrepentant” over the killings… The 77-year-old told the Independent: “I didn’t have any sentiment. I’m totally unrepentant, a hundred – ten thousand – times over for any of the hunting I’ve done because that’s not the problem… Mr Thomson said the killings were a “great thrill for him””. He added: “Some people enjoy hunting just as much as other people abhor it. I happen to enjoy it.” Mr Thomson, who worked as a park ranger for three years, said he no longer hunts but would gladly do it again if he ever was invited’. SOURCE…